On This Day

Historical Events in July 1815

Historic Event

Jul 9 King Louis XVIII leaves Ghent for France

Historic Event

Jul 9 Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord takes office as the first Prime Minister of France

Victory in Battle

Jul 15 Napoleon surrenders to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort after his earlier defeat at the Battle of Waterloo

  • Jul 15 1st flat horse race held at English race track Cheltenham on Nottingham Hill